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Baltimore man sentenced to 5-years after committing Medicaid fraud

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Posted at 1:38 PM, Aug 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-26 13:38:20-04

BALTIMORE — A Baltimore man was convicted Monday on charges for Medicaid fraud Monday.

Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh said 41-year-old Mark Wilkerson has been sentenced to 5 years incarceration, related to the care of two wheelchair-bound and HIV positive Medicaid beneficiaries

According to court documents, Wilkerson was an authorized provider of services to Medicaid beneficiaries for the Nottingham based, Vicenza Home Care Services, Inc. His position consisted of in-home personal car services such as, dressing, bathing, grooming, toileting, and administering medicines.

During a four-year span, Wilkerson repeatedly would tell Medicaid that he was caring for his assigned beneficiaries through Vicenza over 150 occasions.

Included in his 5-year sentencing, all were suspended but three years probation and ordered more than $32,000 in restitution to the Medicaid program.

As an additional condition of his probation, Wilkerson may not leave the State without prior authorization.